How to help small businesses survive lockdown

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While people are doing their part by staying at home to flatten the curve and using free time to take up a new hobby, read books or binge-watch series, many small businesses are seriously feeling the pinch during lockdown.

A large number of South African businesses are currently unable to operate at all, while others are finding new ways to keep business going by shifting operations to make and sell essential goods such as fresh produce, frozen meals or sanitisers and cleaning supplies.

LockdownSA: keeping busy, sane and using this time effectively

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It is certainly a tough time for everyone. That said, it has never been easier or more important to play a part in saving lives and communities. Just wash your hands properly and stay at home to protect yourself as well as others. But this does present the question: what to do with our time?

3 ways to supplement your income during the Covid-19 lockdown

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It’s no surprise that many small business owners, or even full-time employees, are feeling the pinch with the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Even companies like Edcon who have been around for decades, have succumbed to the devastating financial losses brought about by the pandemic.

While most, if not all, businesses will lose out on revenue, there are ways to get creative with earning money during this time. We have found three ways to help you regain some financial security.

SA tech startups put in place measures to tackle coronavirus

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SA’s tech startups are responding to the threat of the coronavirus by putting in place austerity measures and devising new innovative solutions for customers, while instructing employees to work remotely from their homes. Following President Cyril…

What an investor looks for in a start-up

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Budding entrepreneurs are seldom short on innovative ideas; the biggest challenge is usually to attract funding to enhance execution capabilities, which is where venture capital (VC) companies come in. A form of private equity financing, VC firms fill the gap…

What An Investor Looks For In A Startup

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Budding entrepreneurs are seldom short on innovative ideas; the biggest challenge is usually to attract funding to enhance execution capabilities, which is where venture capital (VC) companies come in. A form of private equity financing, these VC firms fill the gap…

Project to support youth entrepreneurship hailed

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New and innovative ways to support youth entrepreneurship and self-employment are being devised by the government. This was said by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation address last week. The National Youth Development Agency and the…

5 Last-minute ideas for Valentine’s Day

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So, you’ve forgotten that today is Valentine’s Day and now you’re scrambling for ideas that won’t look as though they’re last-minute. Stop, relax and breathe, we have you covered. Spa treatment. The chances of getting a spa treatment on Valentine’s Day are a bit slim, but…

5 Unique ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is coming up so take a look at five ways you can show your love to not only those closest to you but to those less fortunate than us. A gift of love and hope. According to the Western Cape government, there are roughly 4 862 homeless people living in the…

Let’s get loud! 4 events to add to your SA festival calendar

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Taking to the stage at CTIJF 2020 were some of the best local and international music icons, including Jonathan Butler. South Africa has gorgeous views, award-winning restaurants and and just overall buckets of fun. You know what else we have? An assortment of…

Let’s get loud! 4 events to add to your SA festival calendar

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South Africa has gorgeous views, award-winning restaurants and just overall buckets of fun. You know what else we have? An assortment of festivals and internationally-recognised events. As we gear up for festival season, we’ve gone in search for some of the biggest…

Top tech trends to look out for in Africa

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Business Chief

Co-Founder and Director of Quicket, James Hedley takes a look at the four most exciting tech trends to look out for in Africa. Exponential investment in Africa. In November, Nigerian-based payment ventures received a $360 million investment, making it the ‘unofficial African…

Africa’s Trending Brands and SMEs

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Business Elites Africa

At Business Elites Africa, 2019 was a year to reminisce. And looking ahead, 2020 is a new year and the beginning of a new decade. In this new edition; Africa’s Trending Brands and SMEs, we put the spotlight on some of the continent’s best with regards to brands and…

Five 2020 events you do not want to miss

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How often have you had a conversation with friends about an event they’ve just attended and you think to yourself: “Next year…” only to discover when “next year” comes, you’ve once again left it too late to book. The old adage, therefore, still rings true: if you don’t want to…

Here’s the 411 on the most happening events in South Africa this year

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How often have you had a conversation with friends about an event they’ve just attended and you think to yourself: “Next year…” only to discover when “next year” comes, you’ve once again left it too late to book. The old adage, therefore, still rings true: if you don’t want…

5 Events you don’t want to miss in 2020

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How often have you had a conversation with friends about an event they’ve just attended and you think to yourself: “Next year…” only to discover when “next year” comes, you’ve once again left it too late to book? The old adage, therefore, still rings true: if you don’t want…

Here are top tech trends to look out for this year

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Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in the coming year, and many of these would have already advanced by the time the bloggers hit ‘publish’. From Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to…

Big investment in Africa and mobile money – Top tech trends

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Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in the coming year. From AI and machine learning to edge computing and blockchain, co-founder and director of Quicket, James Hedley, takes a look at the…